April 2022 - Spring Sunshine, Visitors, 100 Year Old Seats, Beds and Podcasts
Posted on 30th April 2022 by Julie and David Thomson in General News.
Sweet April….with gentle breezes and warm spring sunshine, blue sky days, sunsets and farmers busy in the fields, April is a sweet moth. Perfect for exploring and so many guests have benefitted from the glorious weather that has extended through all of the month. With just an odd day of rain, it really is a warm, sunny Spring on The Somme. We have been kept very busy with all sorts of things including having so many lovely guests back to stay.
The landscape is changing its winter coat to softer hues of green, and gold. Colza/rape/canola (depending on where you are from) covers the fields in its golden hue. From our window, under the Somme blue sky we reflect on Ukraine as the colours mirror the Ukrainian flag. Poignant that our now peaceful fields, that saw so much destruction, hold a mirror to current conflicts and man’s inhumanity to man. All that normal folk want to do is live in peace, but certain puppet-masters pull the strings of War. Thomas Hardy writes so well in his poem “The Man He Killed” about how our enemy – the men in opposing armies - are just like us.